I would say that it's up to the individual concerned. If a person doesn't really want a computer or to be online then giving them one free will not make them use it nor surf the web!
The average taxpayer pays enough already so why expect them to subsidise people even further. We don't buy them TV sets nor pay their licence fee (except the OAP's of a certain age who get free TV licencing) so why should we pay for their computers and internet access!
People will not suddenly die without internet access!